Sound, Setting &
Syntax with Khalisa Rae

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Date(s): 2/12/22
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 2:00 PM


Type: Literary, Virtual & Online

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The Southern writing tradition has always been the fertile ground for fire. Dry weeds exist, yet the soil is rich. Southern writing is a living, breathing thing: a ghost, a bay window, a river’s edge, a magnolia tree, a stained-glass hymn.

What do we need to make your writing sound, look, and feel like a revival? To stir the spirit, shake the soul, and awaken something that had been dormant? The recipe: sound, setting, and syntax that reads like scripture. This craft talk will cover Southern sounds, the importance of setting, and language/jargon/syntax will look at the Southern writer's Paul Lawrence Dunbar, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and other writers.

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